Book Reviews of Jinx High (Diana Tregarde, Bk 3)

Jinx High (Diana Tregarde, Bk 3)
Jinx High - Diana Tregarde, Bk 3
Author: Mercedes Lackey
ISBN-13: 9780812521146
ISBN-10: 0812521145
Publication Date: 10/15/1991
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 82 ratings
Publisher: Tom Doherty Assoc Llc
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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This third Diana Tregarde novel is by far the weakest. It has the same weaknesses of the other two -- not terribly interesting characterization or plots, piss-poor mystery, and Diana being an idiot and not thinking of the obvious solution for at least a hundred pages. Unfortunately, it is also told predominantly from the POV of three teenagers (one of whom is the source of all the problems), all of whom think and act like imbecils throughout. I know that teenagers often look like they don't have a brain in their heads, but they do -- they just have a different set of priorities than adults do. And when the world comes crashing down on them, they DON'T pick fights with each other, they band together and act like sheep. The novels still read incredibly fast, but I was pissed off at it the whole time. If there were any more Tregarde novels, I don't think I would read them given where Lackey took the series in Jinx High.
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Witch Diana Tregarde is asked to protect a high school senior who has become the target of a evil spirit.
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This third Diana Tregarde novel is by far the weakest. It has the same weaknesses of the other two -- not terribly interesting characterization or plots, piss-poor mystery, and Diana being an idiot and not thinking of the obvious solution for at least a hundred pages. Unfortunately, it is also told predominantly from the POV of three teenagers (one of whom is the source of all the problems), all of whom think and act like imbecils throughout. I know that teenagers often look like they don't have a brain in their heads, but they do -- they just have a different set of priorities than adults do. And when the world comes crashing down on them, they DON'T pick fights with each other, they band together and act like sheep. The novels still read incredibly fast, but I was pissed off at it the whole time. If there were any more Tregarde novels, I don't think I would read them given where Lackey took the series in Jinx High.
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I actually liked this one best of the three, although I gotta say I've read better paranormal books. Diana isn't cowering in fear like she was in Children of the Night, although she seems to have trouble "thinking outside the box". And despite Fay's ability to clean up after herself, it's pretty convenient that none of the adults are worried about events. Still, Diana acts competently, I didn't mind the internal dialog as much, and the ending was interesting.